Environmental Security Events

Environment, Population, and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond argues that population growth and overusing natural resources lead to societal collapse.

The Conflict-Development Nexus: The Role of Land Distribution in Fostering Stability or Creating Conflict

January 26, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Experts share their perspectives on the role of land distribution issues as a trigger for conflict and how development assistance can help address conflict situations by resolving such issues.

The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War

December 16, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Do trends in human population affect a country's chances of civil war? According to a new report from Population Action International, countries with a high number of young adults were more likely to suffer a civil conflict during the 1990s.

Environment, Conflict, and Cooperation: Scoping Gaps and Opportunities for Research and Policy Agendas

December 02, 2003 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A diverse group of international practitioners, policymakers, and researchers gather at the Wilson Center to analyze the gaps and opportunities for research and policy agendas in the growing field of environmental conflict and cooperation.

Human Rights and Environmental Activism in Russia: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future

December 01, 2003 // 11:00am12:00pm
Kennan Institute
Ivan Pavlov, Director of the Bellona Environmental Human Rights Center in St. Petersburg and Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute, describes the state of the human rights and environmental movements in Russia today.

Sparing Nature:The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Biodiversity

October 31, 2003 // 9:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

Book Launch: Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature

September 03, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Authors of the new book Rivers for Life discuss how the disruption of natural river flows by large dams and river diversions is causing a worldwide crisis in river health and the loss of valuable ecosystem services.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

A Celebration of the Life of Carlos Soza

July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.

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